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Train companies affected:National Rail

Buses replace trains via Otford on Sunday 14 January 

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Engineering work details

Starts 14 Jan 2024 to 14 Jan 2024

Train operators affected

Route(s) affected

Southeastern between London Victoria and Ashford International

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks


Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Sevenoaks, closing some lines. ​​​​​​​


Trains between London Victoria and Ashford International will only run between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International.

Accessible rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Swanley and Borough Green & Wrotham calling at Otford only

Ticket Acceptance:

You can use Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Orpington and also between Swanley and Sevenoaks.


Thameslink services which normally run between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars via Swanley will be diverted and run via Orpington and will call additionally at Orpington and Petts Wood. Rail replacement buses will run between Sevenoaks and Bromley South via Swanley, calling at all stations.

First / last buses of the day will be extended to run to / from London Blackfriars.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with Thameslink, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Please be advised that, on occasion, replacement vehicles may be busier than usual, and you should allow extra time for your journey.